Friday, 17 August 2012


Purpose of safety committee
Help protects employee by providing knowledge of safety
Helps protect employee by providing a solution to issues
Bring together labor and management for health and safety
Help the employee give training to manager , supervision and workers for better hazard identification and control and health and safety performance
Roles of safety committee
Know the feelings and thinking of employee by survey and interview
Analyze the behavior of employee by observing
Do safety inspections at workplace
Do safety audits
Control measures and safety improvements measure should be monitored
Evaluate quality of safety culture in long terms
Develop and submit the written recommendations
Functions of safety committee
To have knowledge
Of health and safety
Benefits of safety committee
Identify hazards
protect employee and employer
Communication between labor and management
Duties of safety committee members
Receive concerns , reports and suggestions by employees and give them to manager level and give the management level response to employees
Workplace inspection
Receiving training
Attending meetings
Control measures and safety improvement progress
Hazard identification
Benfits of training the safety committee
Know their purpose of job
Know the role
Know the function
Know the responsibility
Know the skills
Know the abilities
Know the information on health and safety
Hazard identification profit for company
Competition leading
Effective audit
Lower injury and illness rates
Three areas for effective safety committee training
Safety committee operations
Hazard identification and control
Accident investigation procedures
Hierarchy of controls
Engineering controls
Administrative controls
Personal protective equipment
Accident investigation procedures
Write data of accident
Know the surface and root causes
Make the report
Suggest safety measures
Causes of accident report failures
Surface causes are uncovered but , root causes are not uncovered
Hazardous conditions are uncovered
Unsafe work practices uncovered
Failure in safety management uncovered
Causes of majority injuries
Inadequate supervision ,education , accountability , and resources
Hazardous conditions
System design and implementation
Safety inspection
In safety inspection we give time to know for a thorough inspection to be conducted to know what is happening
Job hazard analysis
Employee , managers together solve the problems
Problem solving techniques
Understand the problem
Discuss causes
Target solutions
Sell solutions
Implement solutions
5 wh analysis
Who is getting hurt ?
What actually caused the injury ?
When workers are getting hurt ?
Where workers are getting hurt ?
how workers are getting hurt ?
How to conduct a survey
Gather a team of trained employees
Determine who you are going to sample
Decide how will you conduct the survey ?
Tell everyone why you are going to conduct survey ?
Conduct the survey
Summarize result
Discuss the result with CEO
Characteristics of an effective safety committee
Organized meeting
Good communication
Roles and purposes are understood
Standard of behavior
Objectives and completion dates are set
Members trained
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How often do safety committees meet
Some once a month and some more often
When committee meeting should be held
It’s most effective if the safety committee conducts a meeting immediately after the inspection
What happens in an effective safety committee meeting
Discuss findings
Ensure identified hazards are reported to responsible supervisors or managers
Analyze findings and discuss their possible rootcause
Make recommendations to improve safety programs
Purpose of safety committee meeting
To bring management and labor together
Preparing for the meeting
Chairperson preparation
Recorder must be trained
Prepare the agenda and keep it brief
Prepare the meeting room
Thank every one for coming
Call the meeting to order
Note attendence
Introduce visitors
Review ground rules
Review meeting minutes
Review agenda topics
Discuss unfinished business
Review observations of conditions and behaviors
Evaluate incident and accident report
Receive safety committee status reports
Conduct safety committee training / education
Conduct a safety inspection
Handle problem situations
Meeting process and outcomes
Meeting process
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